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Dodgers: Hitting coach Don Mattingly a managerial candidate in Cleveland, Washington

October 20, 2009 |  1:06 pm

Don PHILADELPHIA -- Hitting coach Don Mattingly said today that he had a phone interview with the Cleveland Indians about their vacant managerial position last week and that the Washington Nationals have contacted General Manager Ned Colletti to ask for permission to speak with him.

Mattingly said he had plans to resume discussions with the Indians.

"I've wanted to manage for a long time," Mattingly said. "I've been moving in that direction."

-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Don Mattingly. Credit: Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times

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